Carbon pipeline surveyors can’t have early access to private property – Iowa court

(Reuters) – The developer of a Midwest carbon capture pipeline won’t be given early access to an Iowa couple’s private property needed to survey the pipeline’s route, an Iowa judge said Friday.

Despite developer Navigator CO2 Ventures’ concerns that it won’t be able to conduct the surveys until spring should the ground freeze, Judge Roger Sailer said he couldn’t grant a request for a temporary injunction forcing landowners to open up their gates while a lawsuit challenging the developer’s right to enter the land plays out.